A new rumor says that the next flagship of the Nokia brand, which will replace the Nokia 9 Pureview, will not be formalized before the start of the 2020 academic year. He would take the opportunity to change the platform, or even the commercial name to be called Nokia 9.2 .
The Finnish firm HMD Global has had great difficulty in formalizing a “real” flagship since operating the Nokia brand. The famous “Nokia 9”. Many rumors have evoked, during long months, this project at Nokia. Some prototypes have emerged commercially, but not necessarily under the expected name. The Nokia 8 Sirroco and the Nokia 8.1 are two examples .
It was not until MWC 2019 that HMD Global took the risk of presenting a flagship supposed to compete with the iPhone and the Galaxy S: the Nokia 9 Pureview (above) with a very ambitious photographic system. Positioned at a price less ostentatious than the standard bearers of the competition, the Nokia 9 Pureview was also less ambitious technologically. Chipset exceeded. Photographic equipment too rigid, despite the presence of five 12-megapixel sensors . RAM too small. Battery too small.
Faced with so many negative (or not very positive) comments, HMD Global must not repeat, knowing that the successor to the Nokia 9 Pureview is expected at the turn. The first rumors, broadcast on the Internet, however, reported an unchanged technological strategy, with a platform based on the Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 855+ , two chipsets released in 2019 and which will look pale in front of the very recent Snapdragon 865 The smartphone was then to be called Nokia 9.1 and come out in the second quarter of 2020 (with certainly an officialization in Barcelona, in February).
Change of strategy
Will HMD Global repeat its mistake? A new leak, from a leaker accustomed to rumors about Nokia, says on Twitter that not. The Finnish company has decided to postpone the launch of the successor to the Nokia 9 Pureview. And not just a little, since the launch date would now be scheduled for the fall. According to him, this lag would be necessary to take advantage of a more recent chipset: the Snapdragon 865 . Thus Nokia would finally be on the same generation of chipset as its competitors.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOUGetting started with NOKIA 9 PUREVIEW: 5 PHOTO SENSORS on a SMARTPHONE, what is it for?Now playing
The brand would take the opportunity to change the name of its flagship. Forget the Nokia 9.1: it would be called Nokia 9.2 . This would be more logical since the first smartphones called “Nokia X.2” are already official (and even the Nokia 2.3, suggesting that the 2020 models will most likely be named with a number 3 after the dot). Without flagship, what will be in Barcelona on the Nokia stand? See you in a month and a half to find out.